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Published: Saturday, 5/1/2010

Quickprint owner was Navy vet of WW II

Robert H. "Bob" Vorhees, a retired self-employed businessman and Navy veteran of World War II, died April 23 in Glenmont Christian Science Nursing Facility, Hilliard, Ohio.

He was 84. The cause of death was unknown, his son-in-law, Leonard Hendricks, said.

In 1980, Mr. Vorhees and his wife, Jean, opened a Big Red Q Quickprint outlet on Monroe Street next to what today is Westfield Franklin Park. They operated the business at that location until 1994, when they moved it into their Sylvania home.

They closed the business in June.

Mr. Vorhees decided to go into business for himself when the new owner of his longtime employer, the former Ohio Tool and Manufacturing Co., asked him to retire. He made the transition without difficulty, Mr. Hendricks said.

"Jean and he were both accountants, and they were good at what they did. They didn't send a job out unless it was just right," he explained.

The Vorheeses married in 1952, five years after they met at a church function.

Mr. Vorhees served as a seaman 1st class aboard the USS Nashville during the war. After being honorably discharged, he completed his high school education at Scott High School.

Mr. Vorhees grew up in Toledo, the only child of Frieda and Orville Vorhees. He was a lifelong student of Christian Science, attending the church at 4647 West Central Ave.

"He was somewhat quiet and soft-spoken, and very loving and very kind," his son-in-law said.

Surviving are his wife, Jean; daughter, Amy Hendricks; sons, Mark and Kevin, and four grandchildren.

Services will be private.

The family requests tributes to Glenmont Christian Science Nursing Facility, 4599 Avery Rd., Hilliard, Ohio, 43026, or the First Church of Christ Scientist.



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